pictoman (429) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.
johnnyoski (427) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange with a frothy off white head. Bitter citrus aroma. Initial flavors of toasted malt quickly give way to a grassy hop finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste Dry texture with average carbonation. A little heavy for a ’refreshing’ Spring seasonal but not bad.
HIGHB4LL (422) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Bevmo! Appearance: 3 fingers white head, golden straw color, slight lacing. Aroma: floral, caramel, light citrus. Palate: light body, little less than average carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Taste: slight sweetness to lasting bitterness. Overall, pretty unimpressed for Ninkasi, not very complex and balance is slightly off.
larryLSB (410) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber, the last of that 22oz four pack that is out right now. Clear, medium gold in color with a small off white head. Nose was mild, hints of grass and citrus, but not predominant. Taste was on the biiter side. Not too bad, but after trying all four, there appears to be a "Ninkasi" profile emerging, which could be a good thing, similar to my experience with Lagunitas.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle from BevMo. Seasonal release, first I’ve seen it in stores. Pours copper with good head and good lacing. Aroma is piney hops, malts, citrus, and sugar. Flavor is about the same with the almost perfect balance of hops and malts. I really enjoyed this Pale, maybe because of the increased hops. Just a nice, drinkable, tasty beer.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: melon and citrus.
Appearance: Dark gold with thin white head.
Flavor: Yeasty bread with a huge hop bitterness.
Palate: light to medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A bit out of balance. More aroma hops and less bittering hops would be an improvement.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - This one had a fantastic floral aroma right out of the bottle with about a 3/4 inch foam head. Once the foam dissipated a little, some of the aroma went away. Palate was a bit lively, but not too much. Nice bitter finish for a Pale. This is a very nice beer. Too bad it’s only available in the spring.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank this bottle a few nights ago and it was quite good. Slightly dry and more crisp than their usual brews with a less hop bite (although there is some nice hop bitterness present). Well balanced brew with a slight herbal/flowery taste. Enjoyed this.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not a ton of hop aroma...but citrusy hop flavor and and balanced...decent